Teenager Arrested After Car Crash; Troopers Seize Drugs, Cash and Rifle

Pecatonica, Ill. – On Tuesday, February 5, 2013, at approximately 9:27 a.m., an Illinois State Trooper witnessed a motor vehicle crash at the intersection of Seminary Street and Blackhawk Park Avenue in Rockford, Illinois.


A silver Pontiac and red Dodge van were involved in the crash. The 16-year-old male driver of the Pontiac attempted to flee from the scene of the crash on foot. Following a brief foot pursuit, the juvenile was taken in to custody by the Trooper.


The driver of the Dodge received minor injury and was transported to a local hospital. The juvenile was found to be in possession of over 34 grams of cocaine, .3 grams of heroin, 12 grams of cannabis, over $600 cash, and a Smith and Wesson M&P15-22 semi-automatic rifle. The weapon was loaded and was reported stolen to the Rockford Police Department in 2011.  


Troopers arrested and charged the juvenile with:


  • Possession of a Controlled Substance
  • Possession of Cannabis
  • Possession of a Stolen Firearm


Officers from the Rockford Police Department investigated the crash.


All criminal defendants are presumed innocent until the government is able to prove its charges in court beyond a reasonable doubt.


ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- A teenager is arrested after a car crash Tuesday morning, after an Illinois state trooper watched it all go down.

It happened near the intersection of Seminary and Blackhawk in Rockford. A 16-year-old boy allegedly tired to runaway after the crash, he was taken in to custody after a brief foot chase. That's when the trooper found he had cocaine, heroin, pot and a stolen semi-automatic rifle. The teen faces multiple drug and gun related charges. The driver of the other was taken to the hospital for minor injuries.

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